James E. Gentry, Jr. (“Jimmy”) is licensed in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois and practices routinely in all three states. He provides a broad range of legal services to both businesses and individuals throughout the tri-state region without concern for state boundaries. Jimmy provides professional service, timely responses, and personal attention to all his clients.

Jimmy’s practice has an emphasis in providing legal services that include helping small and large businesses alike with every day legal issues, including employment law; advising banks, credit unions and other financial institutions in regard to transactions and collections in both state, federal and bankruptcy courts; helping franchisees and franchisors with formations and dissolutions; working with farming operations to properly protect their investments; assist with real estate transactions; help individuals plan for the future by drafting trusts, wills, business succession and other estate planning as needed; addressing family law issues; performing general collections; commercial and civil litigation; pursuing landlord/tenant issues; and drafting and negotiating contracts/leases.

In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family and friends at his family’s farm, horseback riding, kayaking, traveling, and volunteering in community activities.

2003 – State of Indiana
2003 – Southern and Northern District of Indiana Federal Court
2004 – State of Kentucky
2004 – State of Illinois
2004 – Central District of Illinois Federal Court
2004 – Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
2004 – Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
2005 – Southern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Court
2005 – Western District of Kentucky Federal Court
2005 – Western District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court
2007 – Supreme Court of the United States of America
2009 – Central District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court
2011 – Eastern District of Kentucky Federal Court
2011 – Eastern District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court

• Indiana Super Lawyer designation for 2020-2022
• Indiana Super Lawyer designation as a “Rising Star” 2010, 2011, 2018
• Indiana Lawyers’ Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer 2007

Bowers Harrison, LLP – Evansville, Indiana (January 2011 to April 2012)
Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP – Evansville, Indiana (September 2003 to December 2010)

• Southern Illinois University School of Law, Juris Doctor 2003
• University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science 2000
• Henderson Community College, Associate in Science 1998
• Webster County High School 1996

• Evansville Bar Foundation, Officer 2019-present)
• Evansville Bar Association (Member since 2003)
–        Evansville Bar Association, Board of Directors (2008-2010) (2011-2012)
–        Member – Continuing Legal Education Committee (2009-2021)
–        Chair – Commercial Law Section (2010-2011)
–        Chair – Young Lawyers Section (2008-2009)
• Indiana State Bar Association (Member since 2003)
–        8th District Representative – Young Lawyers Section (2008-2012)
• Kentucky State Bar Association (Member since 2004)
• Illinois State Bar Association (Member since 2004)
• Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Member 2004-2011)
–        Executive Committee – Business Litigation Section (2010-2011)

• Evansville Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Network (2010-2014)
• Habitat for Humanity, Evansville Chapter Volunteer (2005-2015)
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley Advisory Board (2011- 2013) Board of Directors (2004-2007)
• Henderson Young Professionals, Member (2005-2006)
• Leadership Evansville, Board of Directors (2003-2005)
• Evansville Rotaract Club
–        Officer and Member (2005-2009)
–        Community Service Committee Chair (2007-2008)